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October 8, 2011 4:38:42 AM

I'm about to build up my PC and would like to play like battlefield 3 and COD, but I would only like to spend $150 on a new graphics card. What should I get? I would like the game play to look good. Also I will be getting a new PSU what wattage would be good for me?

comments, suggestion and opinions will be appreciated


Specs:

AMD athlon IIx2 250u Processor 1.60 GHZ
4.00 GB RAM
750 GB Hard Drive
Windows 7 64 bit

im about to buy a Corsair 700w PSU
and also i am upgrading my CPU

I was thinking about getting this graphics card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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October 8, 2011 5:03:27 AM

you need to give us all your planned PC specs including the psu make and model. We might find that the rest of your system is so crappy that putting a good vid card in it might not run the game well anyway. Please post specs.
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October 8, 2011 5:30:46 AM

Model of your motherboard?
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October 8, 2011 5:54:27 AM

eMachines MCP61PM-GM
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October 8, 2011 7:09:57 AM

There are some very well priced GTX 460s being sold off at the moment. I'd take a look at one of those. They are a run out model so you'll have to be quick ...

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391 Is $135 US after the rebate. This is the minimum that I would recommend for Battlefield 3!

ALSO:

Because you are using that motherboard check that there is sufficient room around the PCIe socket to fit the dual slot GPU. An acer machine on here had a vertically mounted motherboard battery blocking the 2nd slot of the PCIe bay.

And your new power supply. You wont need much power for the GTX 460, so I recommend something no more than 500 - 600 watts. Watch out for the Corsair GS series too, they are low quality.

Something like the Corsair TX 650 $85.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&cm_sp=Cat_Power%20Supplies-_-YTVideo-_-YT17-139-020 is good quality and more than enough for 2 GTX 460s, let alone one. Or smaller in capacity but the same price is this Seasonic 520Watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094

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October 8, 2011 8:47:36 AM

ukee1593 said:
There are some very well priced GTX 460s being sold off at the moment. I'd take a look at one of those. They are a run out model so you'll have to be quick ...

This one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121391 Is $135 US after the rebate. This is the minimum that I would recommend for Battlefield 3!

ALSO:

Because you are using that motherboard check that there is sufficient room around the PCIe socket to fit the dual slot GPU. An acer machine on here had a vertically mounted motherboard battery blocking the 2nd slot of the PCIe bay.

And your new power supply. You wont need much power for the GTX 460, so I recommend something no more than 500 - 600 watts. Watch out for the Corsair GS series too, they are low quality.

Something like the Corsair TX 650 $85.00 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020&cm_sp=Cat_Power%20Supplies-_-YTVideo-_-YT17-139-020 is good quality and more than enough for 2 GTX 460s, let alone one. Or smaller in capacity but the same price is this Seasonic 520Watt http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151094


thanks alot, i didnt even think if a dual slot card will fit, luckily it does. good ideas on GPUs and PSU wattage
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October 8, 2011 8:48:53 AM

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